― Do you know where dollar symbol ($) come from? Do any of you remember, the recent RM16 million "Vtraque Vnum" issue in Malaysia local news? You can read it here; Stupid collector want to be popular. The coin known as "Vtraque Vnum" in the local news are exactly known as "Pillar dollar" or "Spanish dollar" or "piece of eight". They're many version of story where the dollar sign come from but I myself believe that the symbol come from the pillar dollar. Sifu Dickson Niew also support the theory [...].